IS THE SCHOOL ACCREDITED?
Yes, Seacoast Christian Academy is accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Please visit www.acsi.org for more information.
WHAT ARE THE TEACHER REQUIREMENTS?
Teachers are required to hold at least a 4 year college degree. Before hiring, SCA teachers must submit a complete employment application, pass a thorough background check, and sign a statement of faith affirming a personal faith in Jesus Christ. All SCA teachers are certified by and maintain teaching credentials with ACSI. Teachers must also maintain a professional development plan earning continuing education units by attending educational workshops, seminars, and training sessions each year.
WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS?
Acceptance to Seacoast Christian Academy is granted to those students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin who demonstrate a sincere desire to have a Biblically-based education and who meet the requirements of entrance. Prospective students, grades six through twelve, will be interviewed by the Administration.
A letter of recommendation is required from a youth pastor and/or principal/guidance counselor. A student is admitted to Seacoast on the basis of his/her former record, available space, and an entrance examination for proper placement. Please contact the school office to arrange a tour of the school and to receive an admission packet.
WHAT COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES DO SCA STUDENTS ATTEND?
Our graduates have enrolled in colleges/universities such as: Berry College, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Florida State University, Liberty University, Southeastern University, United States Naval Academy, University of Florida, University of North Florida, University of Oregon, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of South Florida.
IS THERE A LUNCH PROGRAM?
Yes, we offer a healthy lunch program. Parents may order lunches online or request a lunch menu each week. Students may also bring a lunch from home that meets the Healthy Students Lunch Program.
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
Students are required to wear school uniforms. Students purchase uniforms from RC Uniforms Store.
IS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED?
No, we do not provide transportation to and from school.
WHAT IS THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM LIKE?
Seacoast offers a challenging academic program that is designed to prepare students for their next academic level. SCA currently offers honor classes in high school English and Mathematics, and AP English Literature and AP English Language. Juniors and Seniors who are academically eligible may participate in a dual enrollment program through Florida State College at Jacksonville. Please contact the Guidance Office for more details.
WHAT TYPE OF CURRICULUM IS USED BY SCA?
Seacoast uses a variety of curriculum, such as: Glencoe; Holt, Rinehart, and Winston; Wordly Wise; Bob Jones University Press; and Text Word.
IS THERE A SPORTS PROGRAM?
SCA is a full member of the Florida High School Athletic Association and a founding member of the Florida Christian Athletic League Conference. Participation in athletics and/or extracurricular activities/competitions (Interscholastic) necessitates that students meet certain academic requirements. SCA participates in volleyball (girls grades 6-12), football (boys grades 8-12), basketball (boys/ girls grades 6-12), baseball (boys), and softball (girls).
IS THERE A FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT?
There are courses in art, dance, and multimedia for grades 6-12. Art students enter art work in regional and state competitions with ACSI. Dance and multimedia students are involved in various performances during the year. There are two performances; one at Christmas and one in the spring.
WHAT STANDARDIZED TESTING IS USED BY SCA?
We use the TerraNova 3 standardized assessment which offers the latest (2007) norms from a national empirical study, as well as PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10. Previous standardized test results from the Stanford Achievement Test indicate that 75% of SCA students perform better than 75% of all students taking the test.
IS SCA AFFILIATED WITH A PARTICULAR DENOMINATION?
SCA is a non-denominational Christian school and our students attend a variety of churches in the Jacksonville area. Please read our statement of faith in the Parent/Student Handbook.
ARE THERE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS AVAILABLE?
SCA accepts two private scholarships: the John McKay Scholarship and the Step Up for Students Scholarship. Families may also apply for an in-house scholarship through FACTS once a completed admission application has been submitted to the school.
WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL HOURS?
Normal school days are 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The school office is open from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
DO YOU OFFER EXTENDED-CARE?
Yes, we offer an after-care program from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m, for 6th – 9th grades. Students must register with the office in order to participate in the after-care program.